The green sandpiper has a distinctive colouring. They have dark upperparts with a white rump and pale underparts.
Whilst standing, this wading bird has a tendency to bob up and down. They are rather nervous and will fly off when disturbed - in a zig-zag fashion.
When in flight, the green sandpiper looks similar to a large house martin.
Their diets mainly consist of insects.
Belonging to a group of birds generally called waders or shorebirds, the common sandpiper prefers freshwater habitats as opposed to saltwater locations.